Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University Students

International Department
Phone: 1 (250) 740-6315

Education Abroad
Phone: 1 (250) 740-6315

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a student-centred community where excellence in learning is the primary goal. We welcome and value the contributions of students from around the world who create a rich cultural tapestry on our campuses. Our faculty and students gain valuable international experience through engagement in innovative projects and partnerships worldwide. Our vision is shaped by the ideals of a just, equitable and sustainable global community. This builds on VIU’s internationally recognized experience and expertise in working with Indigenous communities.

Areas of Study Research

Research Priorities and Strengths

  • Health, Resilience and Well-being
  • Integrated Sciences, Technology and Environment
  • Resilience of Island, Coastal and Rural Regions
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Social Change
  • Cultural, Heritage and Creative Expression
  • Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Teaching and Learning

About Vancouver Island

Located off the southwestern corner of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Island is the largest island on the West Coast of North America, stretching 460 kilometres (290 mi) from Victoria in the south to Cape Scott at its northern tip, and is approximately 100 kilometers (62 mi) at its widest point.

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